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Bob Schaefer

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« on: June 24, 2010, 01:21:07 PM »

I tried searching on this, and did not come up with anything, so I may be doing it wrong...
 
I am just wondering, since we don't have the availability of repop panels, like our cousins with Chargers and Cudas... where can one get some mild steel sheets to do small repairs on fenders, or frames?  While I'm there... what thickness are the fenders and frames on our C-Body cars from the 1969 era?
 
I may be in over my head, I wanted to put that out as a question...
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010, 02:15:34 PM »

Hey Bob
 
I use 20 Ga cold rolled steel.  I get from a local metal fabricator.  I wander in with cash and wolk out with a 4 X 10 sheet quartered for around 405 bucks.  I quarter it for easier storage and my shear/brake is only 30" wide.
 
The sub frames are something like 12 ga
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 03:30:39 PM »

I use 16 or 18 ga for floors, 20 for quarters. I can get a 18 ga 4 x 10 sheet for about $150 here.





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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 04:17:44 PM »

The floors are the same metal as the skin.  20 Ga.  18 is too heavy to work with, but it welds nice.  But I roll out the strength pockets too.  18 is too heavy for my roller pincher.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 04:25:16 PM »

Old hoods and fenders make good patch panel material too. If you have them laying around the price is right.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 05:43:59 PM »

I used to to that. . .I still have a piece of old hood laying around
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 06:09:46 PM »

Any parts jobber that caters to body shops for their supplies sell 48X48 sheets of 20 guage sheetmetal.
Perfect for floors,and body panel repair.
Plus fits in the trunk of a C for the trip home,LOL!!
I used up two full sheets on the Boab.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 08:23:02 AM »

I have looked up a couple of places locally, and will see what I can come up with... Thanks for all the good advice....
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 10:37:17 AM »

You want angle iron?
You want it for nothing?
Raid the local mattress shops.  They throw out  a zillion bed frames.
It's good and heavy angle iron.

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 11:02:03 AM »

Good Point Stan. . .I never thought of looking behind the stores. . . .   I use them all the time around here for fabricating my inventions
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